02-11-2004, 11:23 PM #1
How low do you go on your squat?? Be honest if your that 180 pound guy over there with 700 pounds doing reps with knee bender squats say so!! lol
02-12-2004, 10:57 AM #2
whenever i squatted before my knee injury i would go ass to floor with a 2X4 under my heels.. but since then i just go a little below parralel.
02-12-2004, 11:47 AM #3Junior Member
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I go at least 2" below parallel unless I'm doing rack squats.
02-12-2004, 05:58 PM #4New Member
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Always little below parallel!!!!! When traning heavy, right at parallel!
When going light weight, I would train ass just off the floor to get that extra streach. Seems to help before doing heavy sets
02-12-2004, 06:12 PM #5Senior Member
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I use a 13" box for me thats about 3" lower than parallel.
02-12-2004, 06:16 PM #6
until my hamstrings run into my calves
a bit below parallel
02-12-2004, 08:04 PM #7
Below parallel when training for a meet. Parallel when really heavy, and for bodybuilding i train ass to calves. Powerlifitng i go wide as hell. Bodybuilding shoulderwidth and closer.
02-12-2004, 10:28 PM #8
Narrow stance, all the way down for anything above 3 reps. 3 reps and lower parallel or just below.
02-13-2004, 07:58 PM #9Originally Posted by powerlifterjay
02-14-2004, 09:38 AM #10
Thank you. Good to be here. I have been popping in regularly again these days.
02-14-2004, 01:53 PM #11
Wide stance - nice and low in comp and training - use box squats
02-15-2004, 09:12 PM #12
about an inch or two below parallel
02-17-2004, 09:22 PM #13
a little below parallel
02-18-2004, 12:59 AM #14
I always go lower than the parallel, it just kills me to see a guy in the gym doing 500 + on the squat and not going down.
02-18-2004, 11:42 PM #15Originally Posted by Viking_Power
02-19-2004, 12:08 AM #16
By the way nice avatar powerlift.
02-19-2004, 01:50 AM #17
Depends on what part of the quad I'm trying to emphasize. The teardrop muscles (Vastus Lateralis/Medialis) come more into play when you leg is bent past 90 degrees.
The upper leg muscles (Rectus Femoris) takes more stress when the knee is bent less than 90 degrees.
Sometimes I'll do hacksquats far below parallel (bottoming out the machine), but only come up part of the way. Try this and you'll see the difference in the way that your lower leg feels.
02-19-2004, 02:16 AM #18
I range from parallel to a little above when doing squats. My knees are not that strong due to other sport activities when I was younger. But when I do legs press I can go all the way down until the machine touch my glutes
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